Unless you’ve been comatose for the last 24 hours, you will have heard about the passing of David Bowie. As soon as I heard the news, I took to Twitter looking for examples of brands trying to gain some kind of marketing capital from the public outpouring of emotion (take a bow, The London Eye Hospital, Office Shoes, and Crocs).
But of course, it’s not just brands spotting the opportunity for their fifteen seconds of fame. Oh no. Cue the onslaught of What can [insert random profession here] learn from David Bowie? LinkedIn articles and blog posts. And you didn’t disappoint. Here’s my run down of the most cringeworthy:
What Business Development lessons can we learn from David Bowie? (‘Keep your mouth shut for a few days at least’, perhaps?)
A Lesson In Innovative Leadership From David Bowie (er, be innovative perchance?)
Innovation in Business – Lessons from David Bowie (androgenise your way to the top?)
For specific professions
David Bowie – What teachers can learn from the Starman (how about: ‘Teach today’s children what respect looks like’?)
4 Lessons for Lawyers, From the Life of David Bowie (or maybe ‘There’s always an ambulance needs chasing’)
As Project Managers What Can We Learn From David Bowie? (no idea, but it’s bound to involve critical paths)
And these, I am sure, are just the start.